Mental health is for everyone! More and more individuals with mental health issues are being included and recognized as the healthcare marketplace moves forward in 2021. In March of this year, Congress passed the American Rescue Plan of 2021 (ARP), providing stimulus payments, funding for COVID-19 vaccine distribution/testing, policy adjustments to the Medicaid program, facilitating health insurance coverage, and providing more money for healthcare providers.
As we transition from life in 2020 to life in 2021, it’s no surprise that we might neglect our self-care. With so much change and growth, we still need to be mindful of our personal health. But you are not alone in this and we’re here to help. To lend a hand and make things as easy as possible, we’re offering this amazing list of resources from at-home therapy to suggested self-care practices in hopes that you find something that works best for you.
Online Therapy Resources
(low-cost with insurance and free options listed as well)
https://www.7cups.com - Web-based talk therapy and resources
https://www.nami.org/help - Resources and directory of therapists
https://www.talkspace.com/ - App-Based therapy
https://www.betterhelp.com/about/ - Web-based access to licensed therapists
https://amwell.com/cm/services/online-therapy/ - Web-based talk therapy
https://latinxtherapy.com/ - Directory of LatinX therapists and podcast
https://www.inclusivetherapists.com/ - Resources for mental health - including therapists - for people who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQIA, on the neurodiversity spectrum, disabled people/people with disabilities
A comparison of the most popular online therapy resources:
Free online therapy options:
Crisis Prevention Resources
CRISIS Textline: Text "Home" to 741741.
Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-823-TALK (800-273-8255).
Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-823-TALK (800-273-8255) Press 1 or Text 838255
https://www.headspace.com/meditation/breathing-exercises - Breathing exercises
https://www.downdogapp.com/ - Meditation and Yoga
Getting proper sleep / enjoying the sunshine / cooking / writing / drawing / walking in nature / tidying up / reading / as we get vaccinated we can start hugging / talking to select people
Checking in on Yourself
Make sure you’re drinking water / going to the bathroom / stretching / eating / taking a break from your screen (phone and computer) / using your brain in a different way (do something with your hands, solve a puzzle, etc.)
Turn "Tea Time" into "Me Time"
You can sit back and relax with our Digital Art Director, Taryn Cozzy, as she hosts “Tea with DfV” on our Facebook page. She covers self-care suggestions and offers a half-hour of “me time” to help take a break from the day. You can find the video on our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/DrawnfromValor
Our full list of resources can be found on our resources page. Just go to the top right of this page and select "Resources" from the dropdown menu.